In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Donna Brazile said if Hillary enters the presidential race, we can expect a Hillary Clinton coronation.
…if Hillary Clinton gets into the race, there will be a coronation of her, because there are so many Democrats who last time around supported her, who I think are anxious to see her back out there again.
Let’s Have a Hillary Clinton Coronation Now…
We shouldn’t wait for the 2016 presidential campaign to begin for a Hillary Clinton coronation. Let’s nominate Hillary Clinton for Queen of Benghazi and worst secretary of state in modern history, for her disastrous job performance as Secretary of State, culminating in the horror of Benghazi, and the cover-up that followed. Her testimony in Congress demonstrated indifference and insensitivity towards our fallen heroes at Benghazi and their grieving families.
Hillary Clinton: What Difference Does It Make?
“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” (Then let them eat cake)
– Marie-Thérèse of Spain, wife of Louis XIV (note: quote often mis-attributed to Marie Antoinette)
The comment “what difference at this point does it make” reminded me of the complete indifference and contempt European royalty often showed towards their starving masses.
I cannot help but wonder how the survivors and families of our fallen Benghazi heroes felt when they heard this insensitive comment. I’m sure they’re more interested in getting to the truth than Hillary Clinton’s rhetorical gymnastics to evade responsibility and preserve her chance for the presidency.
Hillary Clinton Amateur Hour
I blogged recently about Hillary Clinton’s lack of qualifications for Secretary of State, a job usually filled by those with considerable foreign policy and diplomatic experience, often with cabinet level experience as well. Hillary had none of those qualifications, unless we count sipping tea with foreign first ladies.
Her successor, John Kerry, is only slightly more qualified for secretary of state than Hillary Clinton. He served as chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, not exactly the depth of foreign policy and diplomatic experience needed for secretary of state, but at least more than Hillary Clinton’s. Like Hillary Clinton, John Kerry had also never run a cabinet department, though the State Department is one of the largest departments, with far flung embassies, consulates, and offices in almost every nation.
Bad Secretary of State Appointments Reflect on Obama’s Incompetence
You’d think Obama would have learned that foreign policy and diplomatic experience makes a huge difference for a Secretary of State, but Obama still doesn’t ‘get it.’ Initially, Obama wanted to appoint Susan Rice as Secretary of State, but she withdrew after howls of outrage about her own lackluster job performance as UN ambassador, and as Assistant Secretary of State when our embassies in Africa were destroyed.
I’d like to propose another coronation: Barack Obama as the worst president in modern history. Jimmy Carter is smiling now, as he’s been surpassed as the worst modern president. Barack Obama is like ‘Jimmy Carter on steroids.’ Jimmy Carter threw our long time friend and ally the Shah ‘under the bus’, in the process creating conditions that led to the Afghan wars, the Iran-Iraq war, and the two Gulf wars.
One need only watch some of Morsi’s speeches to realize Muhammad Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood represent radical political Islam, hardly a source of moderation. In Morsi’s campaign kick-off rally, Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi Launches Muslim Brotherhood candidate Muhammad Mursi’s Campaign: Mursi will restore the “United States of the Arabs” with Jerusalem as its capital. Video:
Obama has thrown Mubarak and several other friends and allies ‘under the bus’ and allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to take their places. I shudder to think what lies in store during the rest of Obama’s presidency, as conditions have deteriorated in the region, and should remind us of the Balkans just before World War I, needing only a spark to set off a major war.
The sad part about all of this is that the Middle East is burning, Iran is on the verge of becoming a nuclear terrorist power, and America has lost virtually all credibility in the region. The blog Debka reported recently that Obama called Egyptian military leader Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, but he refused to take Obama’s call. Apparently el-Sisi didn’t want the same dressing down Obama gave Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, when Obama demanded that Mubarak step down. El-Sisi’s staff offered to transfer Obama’s call to interim president Adly Mansour but Obama refused.
For thousands of years in the Middle East, leaders have admired strength, and despised weakness. Obama set a tone of weakness during the first months of his presidency, with an ‘apology tour’ of the world, especially the Middle East. Obama even bowed down to Saudi King Abdullah, which is not the custom.
Hillary Clinton continued the apology tour by apologizing for a third-rate video posted on YouTube that our government had nothing to do with producing. Initially, Benghazi was spun as a demonstration about the video that spun out of control. The apologies were apparently intended to reinforce the spin that Benghazi was nothing more than a demonstration that turned violent, but conveniently after the election it has emerged there was no demonstration, there was an organized terror attack, and the video had nothing to with the attack, and in fact the video was posted months before the attack. Here’s Hillary Clinton and Obama apologizing for something our government had absolutely nothing to do with, implicitly accepting blame for Muslims who were offended by the video.
The Benghazi Cover-up Has Clinton Fingerprints
The Clinton years were infamous for numerous scandals, and aggressive tactics designed to cover-up these scandals. All of the same trade craft tactics are evident in the Benghazi cover-up, such as intimidation of prospective witnesses, withholding evidence, and constant spin, spin, and more spin.
Two days after the attack the ‘spin cycle’ was in full play when Hillary Clinton testified before a Congressional committee. Rep. Adam Kinzinger told the Washington Times:
“Two days after this attack, we were in a briefing with Hillary Clinton and she screamed at a member of Congress who dared suggest that this was a terrorist attack. Now we find out that while it was happening, they knew it was a terrorist attack.”
Hillary Clinton Coronation as President?
Unfortunately, unless the GOP gets its act together, nominating a good candidate, and growing the base to include many more Hispanic and Asian voters, Hillary Clinton is likely to become the next president and we will indeed have a coronation!
Bob Quasius is the founder and president of Cafe Con Leche Republicans